University Laboratory School Student joins the North American Climate Reality Leadership Corps
By JBB Staff Posted Monday, October 1, 2012
August 21, 2012- 7th grader Chris Pascua was the youngest male to attend the North American Climate Reality Leadership Corps (NACRLC), an environmental awareness training program presented by former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore. The NACRLC was an exclusive two day event held in San Francisco, California. Chris P. was one of 1,000 participants who were selected from all over the world. He was nominated by Blue Planet Foundation, which helped to sponsor his trip. Chris spoke at the youth energy rally at the Capitol last year for Blue Planet Foundation. The organization nominated him for the NACRLC to provide him with an opportunity to become more informed about pressing climate issues such as global warming, and our nations dependence on foreign goods.
Important Calendar Information for all ULS Families
Please note other non-instructional/holiday days for the coming months:
• Tuesday, November 6, 2012 (Election Day)
• Monday, November 12, 2012 (Veteran’s Day Holiday)
• Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23, 2012 (Thanksgiving Holiday Break)
The last day of school for the fall 2012 semester, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 is a half-day; all students will be dismissed from school at 11:30 a.m. The ULS Master Calendar on the ULS website (www. universitylaboratoryschool.org) has been updated regarding the Student School Days.
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U.S. News and World Report Ranks Nation's Best High Schools
(Report released May 8, 2012)
Best High Schools in Hawaii
University Laboratory School - The Education Laboratory: A Hawai‘i Public Charter School is recognized as a 2012 U.S. News and World Report Bronze Medal School.
U.S. News and World Report reviewed 21,776 U.S. public high schools; 14 Hawaii schools made their rankings. High school graduation requirements in Hawaii call for a minimum of 24 credit hours, including a half credit in modern Hawaii history, and two credits in a world language, fine arts, or career and technical education. Honors graduates must take specific courses, including Algebra II, and complete a senior project. All Hawaiian students are assessed via the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards III, according to the Hawaii State Department of Education. There are 14 bronze medal schools from Hawaii included in the 2012 rankings of U.S. News Best High Schools.
Kimiko M. Matsuda-Lawrence Named 2012 Presidential Scholar
May 2, 2012 - Hawaii Congressional Delegation Congratulates Hawaii's 2012 Presidential Scholars
Kimiko M. Matsuda-Lawrence’s Most Influential Teacher: Mr. Bill Teter, will also be honored in Washington, D.C. June 16.
Kimiko M. Matsuda-Lawrence from University Laboratory School and Kyle Y. Matsuda from Hawaii Prepatory Academy are Hawaii’s 2012 Presidential Scholars, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Senator Daniel K. Akaka, U.S. Representative Mazie K. Hirono and U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa announced today.
Matsuda-Lawrence and Matsuda are two of 141 U.S. Presidential Scholars, selected by the U.S. Department of Education.
Since its creation by Executive Order in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored more than 6,000 graduating high school seniors for academic excellence, artistic accomplishments, and civic contributions.
Each year this unique program invites more than 3,000 students to apply for recognition based on outstanding scores on the College Board SAT or ACT assessments.
Applicants are further evaluated on the basis of school reports and transcripts, leadership activities, and contributions to family, school and community.
“I would like to congratulate Kimiko and Kyle for their hard work, focus, and dedication in the classroom. Not only did they excel academically, they are active, productive members of their community. A special thanks to their families and teachers who support these fine students and provide them the means to succeed. Their recognition is further proof that education is the greatest investment we can make in our future,” said Senator Inouye.
"As a former educator, I am heartened to see students excel in their studies," said Senator Akaka. "It makes me especially proud to see two bright and motivated students from my home state receive this high recognition for their hard work and dedication to scholastic achievement. Kimiko and Kyle have excelled in their studies, campus leadership, and community service. I commend them for this recognition, and wish them the very best for their bright futures."
“Academically strong and well-rounded, Kimiko and Kyle excel inside the classroom and out. Congratulations to these student leaders, their teachers, and their families as Kimiko and Kyle now represent the State of Hawaii with distinction. I am honored to recognize Kimiko’s selection as I consider her parents, Charles and Mari, dear friends. And I am impressed by Kyle’s selection as he’s not only a fine young scholar, but also an accomplished jazz pianist. As a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, I am proud to recognize these newly named U.S. Presidential Scholars and wish them great success in the next chapters of their lives,” said Congresswoman Hirono.
"Hawaii is proud that our students stand with the finest in the nation, representing the success our state can achieve in public and private education,” said Congresswoman Hanabusa. “I take these awards as proof that our investment in education has paid dividends, and that we must continue to support our students so others like Mr. Matsuda and Ms. Matsuda-Lawrence can move closer to fulfilling their dreams."
The lists of all candidates, semifinalists and Scholars will be posted on the Department's website at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/awards.html
For more information, visit http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/141-students-across-country-named-2012-us-presidential-scholars